Make it Monday: Pretty Pink Roses Dress for 18 inch Dolls on Valentine's Day

Now that the December holidays are over, all those new 18 inch dolls will need something to wear in the next few months!! Kelly loves her new ROSES dress made with the princess seam version of the School Dance Dress.

New dolls need new clothes- Make a School Dance Dress for your American Girl® Doll

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

I fell in love (see what I did there?) with the new Love Letters fabric collection by Barb Tourtillotte for Henry Glass Fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop. I bought a fat quarter bundle, so I have lots of pretty, cotton fabrics to play with these next few weeks in fun colors like my favorite, hot pink, plus a gorgeous aqua and red. It’s perfect for your 18 inch doll’s Valentine’s Day dresses.

Make a gorgeous doll dress for your 18 inch doll with this pretty ROSES fabric and easy sewing patterns for dolls from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

I love this fabric and I love how it works for a doll dress even though it’s such a big, bold print. Normally, we try to pick fabrics that have a design about the size of a US coin, the quarter, but when you have a pattern like the School Dance Dress – it can let you go big and bold even for dolls! (I would never use this print for the smaller, 14.5 dolls- I’m pretty sure it would overwhelm their small size, but it does work for larger, wider dolls.)

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

Make your new dolls cute dresses with the School Dance Dress PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

Easy PDF digital sewing patterns from OhSewKat make your valentine sewing projects quick and easy! Make your 18 inch doll the School Dance Dress (pattern in my etsy shop) in just an afternoon. Quick to sew, print at home, easy sewing pattern perfect for beginners. #firstsewingproject #valentinesday

Find the SCHOOL DANCE DRESS pattern in 3 doll sizes HERE. See more ideas for Valentine’s Day doll clothes HERE and HERE. School Dance Dresses can be made with three variations to the front to give you even more versatility and value from your pattern. See more School Dance Dresses HERE, HERE and HERE.

Are you making anything for your dolls (or gifts for girls that love dolls?) this month? Hop over to the Oh Sew Kat facebook page and tell us all about it! Be sure to visit the Oh Sew Kat! Inspiration Gallery for more new doll clothes inspiration.

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Make it Monday – Buffalo Checks and Lace for 18 inch Dolls this Holiday Season

Is it just me, or are there buffalo checks just about everywhere you look? From holiday pajamas, to bows on green wreaths, the pop of black and red checks (of all sizes) is a fun trend to join in to!

Buffalo Checks for 18 inch dolls? Yes Please!

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

The Easy Backyard Bibs Sewing Pattern is perfect for your 18 inch doll’s holiday dress.

I found this small scale red and black checked fabric at Walmart. (I always wash my Walmart fabric with a color catcher before I use it just in case!) The Backyard Bibs is a quick and easy jumper outfit- and I cut the waistband on the diagonal for fun. Find the pattern HERE. This pattern is available in 5 popular doll sizes in my SHOP.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

The blouse under the bibs is the Playtime Peasant Top. I used THIS TUTORIAL to add the ruffle at the neck. Remember to not attach it to your side seam or your won’t be able to put the bibs over the shoulder. See more Playtime Peasant Tops HERE and HERE. Purchase the pattern on its own (includes a skirt!) or bundled with the Backyard Bibs.

Add lace to a peasant top for the perfect holiday doll outfit.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop

See more holiday outfits for your dolls HERE and HERE.

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Snuggly and cute holiday pajamas for 18 inch Dolls with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern

Does your 18 inch doll need some pajamas to help her off to sweet dreams? Make your own cute pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! With a few minor adjustments to this classic yoked top and bloomers, your doll will stay snuggly and warm all winter long in a new pair of flannel pajamas!

Make your 18 inch or other sized doll a cute pair of pajamas with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.

Make Holiday plaid pajamas for 18 inch dolls- How Fun!

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.


Make 18 inch doll pajamas with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!

You already love the Bloomer Buddies pattern! You’ve made such cute summer dresses and Easter shortie outfits and then you probably put the pattern away until next spring. But did you realize you can use this pattern all year long? You can make cute holiday dresses like in this POST, but even better, the Bloomer Buddies pattern is perfect for snuggly, flannel pajamas for your dolls! Take a look!!

When you first look at the Bloomer Buddies pattern, you fall in love with the sweet bloomers and sundresses and the mix and match options. Look at these adorable summer sundresses for dolls! They stitch up quickly and easily with or without sleeves. Check out THIS POST and THIS ONE to make a nightgown with this pattern too!

Add enough length to the capri length bloomers to reach your doll’s feet. You can also use another pants pattern like the Boardwalk Boutique as well. Add to the sleeves to make them long for winter warmth. For Blaire’s black and white gingham jammies, I added an extra 1/4th inch to the long sleeve from THIS POST so I could put in some cute wrist elastic to give it a cute ruffle.

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.

This same sewing pattern can be used to make an adorable set of pajamas for 14.5 inch Wellie Wishers™ and 16 inch Animators Dolls. Find it HERE.

18 inch doll pajamas made with Oh Sew Kat! PDF patterns

I found these cute, doll scale plaid flannel fat quarter packs at Walmart. I like to cut the plaid or checked yoke on the bias (diagonal) to give the interest and contrast. I used my piping foot to attach baby sized piping as I attached the yoke. The splash of color is a perfect accent. For Luciana’s pjs I also lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 length, left the wrist elastic off, and added a few inches to the capri length bloomers to make jammie pants. (You need to taper the ankles a bit!) Luciana is ready for a slumber party in her Bloomer Buddies pj’s! See this same pattern to make nightgowns here and here, and don’t forget to check out the Inspiration Gallery for even more ideas.

Make your 18 inch doll an adorable set of holiday pajamas pjs with the easy PDF Bloomer Buddies sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat! Quick to sew, step by step beginner level patterns to make your American Girl sized doll shine this Christmas holiday season.
Make cozy pajamas for your 18 inch dolls like American Girl with easy PDF sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find a full selection of my digital patterns in my etsy shop.

Kelly’s red checked pj’s have bias cut (diagonal) cuffs too. Find even more ideas to make outfits with the Bloomer Buddies PDF Sewing Pattern by Oh Sew Kat! HERE in the Inspiration Gallery.

Use this Easy to sew digital sewing pattern to make pajamas for your 18 inch doll.



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Ruffle it Up! Add Neckline Ruffles to Sewing Patterns to Create a new Look

With Oh Sew Kat! pdf sewing patterns, it’s SEW easy to take a basic peasant top, and step it up with a cute, neckline ruffle. You will love this simple technique to take a plain peasant top from fine to fabulous!

Add a ruffle to the neckline of a peasant top for a whole new look!

Add a ruffle to the neckline of an easy doll sized peasant top for a pretty top for 18 inch dolls. Find more easy patterns to sew for your dolls at Oh Sew Kat! to include a free skirt pattern.

You can make a thin ruffle, or let it be a little wider and add your own unique flair to the peasant tops you sew.

It’s easy to add a ruffled neckline to a peasant style doll top

Make an easy, Hawaiian inspired MuuMuu doll dress for your 18 inch doll like Nanea. Easy Playtime Peasant Top sewing pattern tutorial by Oh Sew Kat! Visit www.ohsewkat.com for a free trial skirt pattern. #nanea #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easy

Adding a sweet ruffle to your pattern is simple. Follow the steps in this tutorial, and read more in THIS ONE. You can use this technique on tops, dresses and skirts! (See a tutorial to add lace between the layers of a skirt here, and sign up to get the skirt pattern FREE right here!

Add a ruffled neckline to your Playtime Peasant Top for Dolls

Use lace as a ruffle! Lace is available in so many sizes and colors! It’s usually already gathered, so it will ruffle up even more. This is the Party Time Peasant Dress on Bitty Baby. You can use this technique with every doll size.

Quick and easy to make 18 inch Doll Clothes with PDF Sewing Patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find the Backyard Bibs and Playtime Peasant Top sewing patterns in my Etsy Shop. #18inchdolls #etsyshop
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Make a simple top spectacular with an easy neckline ruffle.

Read more about Maryellen’s stunning fall top in THIS POST. Find the Playtime Peasant Top (long and short sleeves included!) HERE.

Tutorial for adding a neck ruffle to a peasant top. Find more sewing patterns and tutorials, plus a free pattern at www.ohsewkat.com. #peasanttop #dolltutorial #ohsewkat #dollclothes #sewingpatterns #18inchdolls

Use this easy hack for tops and dresses too! Nanea’s muumuu is an easy variation of the Playtime Peasant Top. With an easy added neckline ruffle and simply extending the top length down to floor length you can make a beautiful Hawaiian dress in a very short time! Find the full tutorial HERE.

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Can’t get enough ruffles? Be sure to check out the Boardwalk Boutique Halter and Capri pattern, and the Playtime Peasant Top and Twirl Skirt and give your ruffling skills more practice!

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Make a Halloween Outfit for your Doll this Fall.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.

Use easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat! to make your doll a Halloween outfit.

It’s time for pumpkins and candy corn and trick or treat parties! Your dolls can join in the fun with a cute outfit or dress made with fun Halloween themed fabrics. Whether you like spooky eyeballs, cute ghosts, scary spiders, or arched back cats, your local fabric stores are full of fun fabric surprises to sew to get your in the Halloween mood.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.


Make your 18 inch doll a Halloween dress with the School Dance Sewing Pattern

With three ways to change up the dress front, the School Dance Dress gives your fabric room to shine. Add a bow or belt. With long sleeves and a nice A-line skirt, your doll will be ready for whatever treats come her way. Available in 3 doll sizes here….see more School Dance Dress ideas HERE. Don’t forget to check for multi size bundles to save a few dollars when your purchase more than one size pattern.

Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.
Make your 18 inch doll a cute Halloween doll dress or outfit with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Find doll clothes patterns for five sizes in my etsy shop.

Make a Party Time Peasant Dress with fun Halloween print fabric.

The Party Time Peasant Dress is a quick and easy project. With easy elastic for the neckline and a full gathered skirt it’s a perfect pattern to showcase some fun Halloween prints, like these from Doodlebug Designs. Find the pattern in 5 doll sizes HERE.

Fall Halloween Dress sewing pattern for Wellie Wishers and other size dolls. Easy sewing pattern for dolls by Oh Sew Kat! #halloween #dolldress #welliewishers #ohsewkat

Make a Boardwalk Boutique top into a Pumpkin Jumper

For a quick project, you can’t beat the super popular Boardwalk Boutique. Available sized for 5 different dolls, use the long length cutting line and add a ruffle for a cute, quick, halter top jumper. Kelly is wearing it here with a black turtleneck made with the Jumping Jack pattern. Find both patterns on Etsy. See THIS POST to use the Boardwalk Boutique for a fun elf, santa or gingerbread outfit!

18 inch doll sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat! Boardwalk Boutique is easy and quick to sew! Free skirt pattern for 18 inch sized dolls.

Make a cute School Bell Blouse in Halloween fabric for Wellie Wishers and Glitter Girls.

Michele made these adorable Halloween tops for her 14.5 inch girls when she helped me test the School Bell Blouse pattern. See more ideas for this pattern HERE. It’s available in 3 doll sizes. The black skirts are made with the very easy Sixth Grade Skirt pattern to complete the look.

Make long sleeve top for 14 inch dolls with this easy PDF sewing pattern for wellie wishers and glitter girls from Oh Sew Kat! School Bell Blouse with two styles - ready for fall! #welliewishers #glittergirls #ohsewkat

Let your dolls play along with the season in cute outfits you make with fun, Halloween themed cotton fabric. You can’t go wrong with any of the patterns you choose. Share your work on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ohsewkat. Happy sewing!!!

See more ideas for Halloween here and here.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!

Step it Up Series: Make a Gabby Gabby Inspired Doll Dress

Have you seen Toy Story 4 yet? There is a new doll character in the movie, Gabby Gabby, and she has red hair and wears a yellow polka dot dress. Like a few other inspired seamstresses on the net, I wanted to try to make a Gabby Gabby inspired dress for 18 inch dolls. Here are the ones I came up with. How did I do?

Make a Gabby Gabby doll dress for 18 inch dolls

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use OSK sewing patterns to make a Gabby Gabby look alike dress for your doll

In the photos below, Blaire and Maryellen are both wearing the same dress. I used the Sugar n Spice Dress– the pinafore cutting lines to make the dress. I drew out a collar pieces, and attached it before I sewed the bodice pieces together at the neckline. Add a white waistband and attach a button placket and it looks pretty close to the original.

You could also use the Spring Shine dress pattern as well, making the same alterations. Originally I planned to put a white “slip” trimmed with lace underneath, but in the end, I just added the lace right to the hem. (For those of you too young to remember, girls used to wear a fluffy skirt underneath their dresses, usually made of white with lace trim, to make their dresses stick out in a pretty way.)



Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Use the Sugar n Spice or the Spring Shine Dress sewing pattern to make a Gabby Gabby polka dot dress.

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Willa’s dress is not quite as true to the original. I used the Spring Shine dress pattern, adding white lace and white flutter sleeves for more of a “similar but different” vibe to Gabby Gabby’s dress. Willa is just as happy!!

Make your own Gabby Gabby inspired yellow polka dot doll dress with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Find these two PDF sewing patterns, and many more, in my ETSY SHOP. Be sure to check out the Multi Size bundles page to save a few dollars too. Visit the Inspiration Gallery to see more doll clothes ideas.

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Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: You Can Make This

UPDATE 11/21/19- the You Can Make This site may have been hacked. I encourage you to shop on Etsy instead.

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

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You Can Make This

Update 11/21/19: You can still find and purchase my patterns on the YCMT site, but I am concerned it may have been hacked. If you purchased patterns there before, download them now for safekeeping as I am unsure if the site will be around much longer. I encourage you to shop elsewhere for Oh Sew Kat! patterns.

You Can Make This, or YCMT, is a sewing lovers’ dream!  This was the site where I first found my love of PDF digital sewing patterns.  This site offers much, much more than doll clothes, with a large variety of handbags, kids’ clothes, craft projects, toys, and more from over 300 designers.  They offer weekly newsletters, a place to feature the items you’ve made, and also take most forms of payment.  You will need to establish an account, but your pattern files will always be available for you in your pattern library.  You can also earn points for purchases and use them for future purchases as well.

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!
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Oh Sew Kat! Shop Feature: Etsy

Here at Oh Sew Kat! Designs, you will find quick and easy sewing patterns to make an entire doll clothes wardrobe for your 18 inch dolls (like American Girl®) as well as other, smaller sized dolls, like Wellie Wishers and Bitty Baby®.  PDF patterns are simple to use (shop and print at home!) and easy to store (computer files- save your pattern pieces for next time or toss them and print them again later).  Read below to learn more about the pattern sites where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.

Many of us have favorite sites we like to use and choose and collect reward points to buy (yes!) more patterns.  I want you to be able to shop where you like to shop- so I offer my patterns on multiple selling platforms.  Each platform is a little different, and all patterns are not available on all the sites.  Click HERE to find the FREE Four Season Skirt pattern in 3 sizes.

Please note:  Due to the variety of internet browsers, you should always download your PDF file first, and save it on your computer, before opening it and printing your pieces at actual size.

Learning to sew? Find over 10 tips for sewing newbies! Use easy print at home PDF patterns to sew doll clothes for your 18 inch, 14 inch and Bitty Baby dolls with patterns by Oh Sew Kat! #sewingtips #sewingpatterns #dollclothes #18inchdoll #ohsewkat

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ETSY

The full catalog of all Oh Sew Kat! patterns is always found at Etsy.com.  This is normally the only shop to find every single Oh Sew Kat! pattern.  This site is simple to navigate, gives you different options to pay (credit card, etsy gift cards, and paypal), and your patterns remain in your library forever.  Once you place your order (all orders are digital files- no physical patterns will be sent,) you will get an email confirming your purchase with the link to download your file and save it to your computer.  You can also log into your account, and find your patterns in your profile, under PURCHASES and REVIEWS.

My etsy shop also has a selection of bundled patterns, to save you more when you purchase multiple patterns. Some bundles are by size (all for 18 inch dolls for example), some are for the same pattern in multiple sizes.  Be sure to check out all the options HERE.   See more bundles in THIS POST.


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Step it Up! Series: Make a Floor Length Nightgown with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern for Dolls

If there is one thing that little girls like to do with their dolls, it is to dress them for bed and put them to sleep.  The dolls in your life will have sweet dreams with a flowing nightgown you make yourself with this easy PDF sewing pattern from Oh Sew Kat!  Use this simple pattern hack to the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern to Step it Up!

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by Oh Sew Kat!

Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #nightgown #ohsewkat

First, you need the Oh Sew Kat! Bloomer Buddies pattern. It’s available in three sizes where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  Print out the pieces for the dress with short sleeves.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy doll dress, top, and bloomers in one easy pattern. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern

You will need to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern pieces.  You may be able to lengthen the pieces on the original printout, or you may need to cut it out and then tape it to a fresh sheet of paper first, depending on the size doll you are sewing for.

Using the short sleeve pattern piece, and THIS TUTORIAL, add 3 1/2 inches to the length of the sleeve. Measure down from the side edge, not the center, and draw your new sleeve hem edge straight across, not curved.  For this 18 inch doll nightgown, I lengthened my sleeve by 3 1/2 inches, and used a 3/8th hem/elastic casing.  You will need 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic for the wrist.

Add 1 inch to the front and back pieces length, below the dress length line to make a floor length nightgown.

Cut a ruffle so the nightgown will reach the floor.  I cut mine at 3 inches by 44 inches.  It can be anywhere from 33-44 inches long, depending how full you want your ruffle.

Follow the pattern directions as written, adding 4 inches of 1/4th inch elastic into the sleeve hem when you hem it, and gathering and attaching the ruffle to the hem before you stitch up the back.  It’s easier to hem the ruffle before you attach it to the nightgown.

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Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern.

Make a snuggly nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns by OhSewKat. #sewingpattern #dollclothes #nightgown #ohsewkat

Your dolls will be ready to snuggle into bed in a new, cozy nightgown.  See more ways to sew the mix and match Bloomer Buddies pattern here and here.

Click HERE to purchase the Bloomer Buddies Pattern for 18 inch Dolls.

Click HERE to find the pattern in other sizes and value bundles.

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Step it Up! Series: Make a Doll Nightgown with the Bloomer Buddies Sewing Pattern for Dolls

Sewing doll clothes this weekend?  Snuggle up!  Use the simple to sew Bloomer Buddies PDF pattern to turn the dress into a snuggly nightgown for your doll. This easy pattern that you download and print on your home computer will work on any size doll.  Use this simple pattern hack to the Bloomer Buddies PDF sewing pattern to Step it Up!


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First, you need the Bloomer Buddies pattern. It’s available in three sizes where Oh Sew Kat! patterns are sold.  Print out the pieces for the dress with short sleeves.

Sewing patterns for 18 inch dolls by Oh Sew Kat! Easy doll dress, top, and bloomers in one easy pattern. #ohsewkat #sewingpattern #dollclothes #easypattern

You will need to make a few minor adjustments to the pattern pieces.  You may be able to lengthen the pieces on the original printout, or you may need to cut it out and then tape it to a fresh sheet of paper first, depending on the size doll you are sewing for.

Using the short sleeve pattern piece, and THIS TUTORIAL, you will need to lengthen the sleeve pattern piece to make it a long sleeve.   Measure down from the side edge, not the center, and draw your new sleeve hem edge straight across, not curved.  For this 18 inch doll nightgown, I lengthened my sleeve by 3 1/2 inches, and used a 3/8th hem/elastic casing.  I used 4 inches of elastic for the wrist.

Sew the dress as directed by the pattern. Choose a snuggly flannel or pretty cotton for your nightgown.  The nightgown Grace is wearing below, is the same dress length as the dress length pattern lines.

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Luciana is ready to hop into bed in her Bloomer Buddies nightgown!

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Another option is to add a pretty ruffle to the bottom of the dress length.  Here I used a piece of a jelly roll, that was 2 1/2 x 40 inches long. A jelly roll is a quilting fabric precut of 20-45 2 1/2 inch strips like this one Ad:  https://amzn.to/2VNxmED.  I keep a few on hand to use as precut dress and skirt ruffles.  I used one end of the same strip to cut the yoke.  Any size ruffle will do; you can choose how long you want your doll’s nightgown to be.

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Your dolls will be ready to snuggle into bed in a new, cozy nightgown.  See more ways to sew the mix and match Bloomer Buddies pattern here and here.  Be sure to pin these images to save them for later!

Make a nightgown for your 18 inch doll with easy sewing patterns from Oh Sew Kat!

Sewing patterns to make doll clothes by Oh Sew Kat!